Sea Kayak Navigation and Trip Planning Class
Description: Learn the basics of kayak navigation to make your first trips safer and more fun. Our experienced REI Outdoor School instructor will teach you how to read nautical charts, use tides to your advantage, navigate around other boat traffic and plan your first trips. You ll also learn about kayak safety equipment, the anatomy of a kayak and making educated route decisions.
Skills you'll learn:
Learn the anatomy of a kayak, kayak safety equipment and the basics of kayak navigation, giving you a better understanding of the marine environment. Learn how to plan kayak outings. Learn about many of the hazards of kayaking and how to make more educated route decisions. Learn the basics of reading marine charts and tide/current logs. Additional effects of fog, wind, waves and swells, and boat traffic will also be discussed.